COVID-19 Updates: Delta Variant, US Vaccinations, & Global Data as of September 20, 2021

Data from the CDC on the Delta variant and US vaccination rates and from the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map on cases and deaths in the US and worldwide.

How widespread is the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in the US?

According to early estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of September 14, 2021, the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant made up 99.4% of COVID-19 cases in the United States.

The CDC estimates as of September 14, 2021, the 5 states with the highest unweighted proportion of new cases attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant are:

1. District of Columbia: 99.7%
2. Vermont: 99.5%
3. Minnesota: 99.1%
4. Pennsylvania: 99.1%
5. New Hampshire: 99.1%


How many people in the US have been vaccinated against COVID-19?

According to the CDC as of today, September 20, 2021, at 1:45 PM, EDT:

• 63.9% of total US population has received at least 1 dose
• 54.7% of total US population is fully vaccinated

The 5 states with the highest percentage of population fully vaccinated are:

1. Vermont: 69%
2. Connecticut: 67.9%
3. Maine: 67.5%
4. Massachusetts: 67.3%
5. Rhode Island: 67.1%


How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the US?

According to the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 interactive map, as of today, September 20, 2021 at 4:21 PM, EDT, there have been:

• 42 237 694 confirmed cases and
• 675 722 deaths

The 5 states with the highest total confirmed cases are:

1. California: 4 639 964
2. Texas: 3 940 632
3. Florida: 3 528 698
4. New York: 2 374 707
5. Illinois: 1 598 757

Deaths: California has the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 with 67 998 reported fatalities, followed by Texas with 62 018 and New York with 54 906.

How many cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed globally?

Globally, there have been 228 928 952 confirmed cases, 4 697 978 deaths, and 5 934 550 433 vaccine doses administered.